God, I actually downloaded this entire show to see if anything was worth showing at an online broadcast I sometimes host. This show made padding an artform.
I think my favorite episode was one where they have to fix this microcircuit or the entire space station will go up. So the main character and this eccentric scientist plug themselves into this machine that projects them into a tiny version of themselves, inside the circuit, so they can walk around and fix the problem.
I might have to see if I can hunt down that scene because holy shit did they not have the budget to pull any part of that off.
I did, actually! It was an episode where there was this drug going around that would send the addict to go into a psychotic rush, then incinerate them. The entire episode was a series of people choosing to take the drug and vaporizing themselves in a flash of white light. The highlight was a car chase through a surprisingly well-done future Manhattan in a hover car, interspersed with shots of the doting alien addict rambling to himself like that dude from the no-fear episode of Batman.
It was pretty delightful. I checked some of the other episodes but nothing had quite the same level of energy and cheesy absurdity.
Oh yeah, that one's pretty great, I think some scenes from it are up here (posted by you, maybe?). Still have the whole series on a hard drive someplace. It ebbs and flows but there are a lot of ridiculous moments and the whole premise and look is so absurd (they obviously spent all of their budget on the miniatures and digital effect, which aged really badly, and didn't have much left over for sets or costumes) that even the slow parts have a certain charm for me.
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You can buy the entire series on DVD and I did.
So much wasted potential.
Oh, my god, not the bees, not the bees!
The ones that live in that woman's hair.
|Kid Fenris |
Hey, it's the show that Harlan Ellison co-created and then hated so much that he wouldn't let his real name into the credits!
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